A collection of pamphlets previously issued separately by Ramsay. The collection was probably first published in 1719 without a collective titlepage and subsequently re-issued in April? 1720 with prefatory material and a collective titlepage but little attempt at continuous pagination. In later issues in 1720, 1721 and 1722, all with same collective titlepage dated 1720, increasing efforts were made at continuous pagination as the work was extended with new poems and the constituent parts were... Topics: English poetry, Scottish poetry
"The publisher of the following compilation having come by accident into the possesion of the first 192 pages, .. of The musical miscellany, .. published at Perth in 1786, he immediately resolved to finish the volume on a more enlarged plan .. this may properly be considered as a new edition, .." (preface)
byJohnson, James, ca. 1750-1811; Clarke, Stephen, d. 1797; Burns, Robert, 1759-1796; Inglis, Alexander Wood, 1854-1929 former owner. StEdNL
Burns contributed 184 songs, wrote most of the prefaces to the different volumes, and may be said to have edited the work. The arrangements of the airs were prepared chiefly by Stephen Clarke. Cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 30, p. 16 Topics: Songs, Scots, Ballads, Scots
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